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CouRageJD, Nadeshot, JGOD, & more react to Warzone’s new RICOCHET anti-cheat

Popular Warzone content creators have shared their thoughts and reactions to RICOCHET, Call of Duty: Warzone’s new anti-cheat.

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Warzone Ricochet anti-cheat

As many players will know, Call of Duty: Warzone will be getting a brand new anti-cheat to help combat hackers. Here are some of the most popular Warzone content creator’s reactions to RICOCHET.

As many players will know by now, Call of Duty: Warzone will be getting a brand new anti-cheat called RICOCHET, which will arrive around the same time as the Vanguard integration and new map.

This new security protocol by the developers at Call of Duty has sparked debate across the community, as well as popular Warzone streamers and YouTubers like JGOD and CourRageJD giving their reactions.

Popular Warzone YouTuber JGOD, who often provides in-depth stats for weapons and attachments, recently put out a tweet responding to the new RICOCHET anti-cheat.

The Tweet expressed excitement for the anti-cheat and Vanguard integration, saying, “I really cant wait until the Anti-Cheat Drop with the integration.”

JGOD is famous for his in-depth stats and guides. Thanks to the new RICOCHET anti-cheat, he also made a joke about dropping tip videos for those who realize people are just better than them and not cheating.

Another reaction came from CouRageJD, who was so fed up with cheaters and hackers in Warzone that he started to play Apex Legends.

CouRage tweeted out his reaction, which many who support him for playing Warzone will be very happy with, as it suggests he will be back and playing Warzone “much more” once it drops.

Nadeshot, another popular content creator and professional gamer for 100 Thieves, also reacted to RICOCHET.

Rather than reacting to its potential for stopping hackers in Warzone, Nadeshot wants to give props to the branding team who came up with the anti-cheat’s name.

In the Tweet, Nadeshot says: “Ricochet gotta be the coldest name ever created for an Anti-Cheat software. Props to whoever was on the brand team for this one.”

Nadeshot wasn’t the only one to also respond in a comedic manner, as professional Call of Duty player OpTic HECZ also similarly reacted to the tweet.

Although the Tweet does seem to be slightly misinformed, as the anti-cheat will not be arriving until Vanguard’s integration into Warzone, it’s still a pretty funny reaction, especially as it has been confirmed that RICOCHET will feature human surveillance.

Lastly, JackFrags also put out a very detailed video concerning the new RICOCHET anti-cheat, as he was invited to a meeting by Call of Duty to discuss it.

In the video, JackFrags goes in-depth on how RICOCHET will work, including the different areas the team working on Warzone’s security and anti-cheat are focussing on.

In the end, JackFrags gives his own opinion and reaction to the anti-cheat, which is in general quite positive:

“anti-cheat isn’t magic, there’s always going to be cheaters…but something about this seems different to me… it’s a new initiative, and it seems like there’s been some serious planning, consideration, effort, and money put behind it.”

It does seem as if the developers are working extremely hard to combat the hackers in Warzone, but as JackFrags said, the new anti-cheat will not simply rid the game of hackers, but it may help significantly reduce them.

So there you have it, there are some of the most popular Warzone content creator’s reactions to the upcoming RICOCHET anti-cheat.

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Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision

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All Warzone Pacific Caldera POIs in real life: Capital, Resort, more

Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map appears to be inspired by several real life locations, so here’s every Caldera POI and its inspiration.

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Similar to Verdansk, Warzone’s Pacific’s new Caldera map appears to be inspired by real locations from the Pacific and the Second World War. Here are all of the real-life locations that Caldera appears to be inspired by.

Many locations from Warzone’s original Verdansk map are inspired by real-life locations, such as the Stadium, Array, and Nakatomi Plaza. It appears that Raven Software has taken a similar approach with Caldera, plucking many of its POIs straight out of Hawaii.

Thanks to Reddit user Metaforze, we can see all of the locations that Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map appears to be inspired by, including the Capital City and Resort.

Caldera Capital – Ali’iolani Hale

The Capital POI is clearly inspired by the Ali’iolani Hale building in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii.

The building has roughly the same shape as Caldera’s capital building, with the buildings and balconies being in the exact same place. Plus, it even has the same clock tower with a flag pole mounted on top.

Caldera Peak – Haleakalā Observatory

Caldera has much more elevation than Verdansk, and the highest point is marked by a “military battery installation” on top of a dormant volcano that appears to be inspired by the Haleakalā Observatory in Maui, Hawaii.

While not being an exact recreation, it’s likely that Haleakalā Observatory is a source of inspiration. The Observatory was built in the 60s but has a similar round shape and white color to Cladera’s Peak – plus it also lies on the summit of a dormant volcano.

Caldera Terminal – Ford Island Control Tower

Caldera’s airfield is overlooked by a tall control tower that bears a striking resemblance to the Ford Island Control Tower in Pearl Harbor.

Although not as tall or narrow, Caldera’s tower has the same red control room at the top, and platforms all the way up. Many Warzone players weren’t huge fans of Verdansk’s air traffic control tower, so hopefully, this is better received.

Caldera Royal Cabana Resort – Royal Hawaiian hotel

Warzone Pacific’s Royal Cabana Resort appears to be heavily inspired by the Royal Hawaiian hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Being similar in both shape and name, the Royal Cabana Resort has a similar bell tower to the Royal Hawaiian. We’ll need to wait until the map releases on December 8 to see if there are any more similarities.

Caldera Shark’s Lair Submarine Pen – Lorient Submarine Base

Caldera’s Shark’s Lair Submarine Pen, also included in Vanguard, is clearly inspired by the Lorient Submarine Base in Lorient, France.

This Submarine Base was used throughout the Second World War to harbor U-Boats, and it seems Raven Software has recreated it in the Pacific. It has almost exactly the same shape, with similar gunner mounts on top.


Caldera arrives with Warzone Pacific Season 1 on December 8, and it’s likely the community will find even more IRL locations once they’ve had proper time to explore.

Image Credits: Activision / Wikimedia Commons / Janine & Uploaded by Fæ via Wikimedia Commons

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Forgotten MW SMG still top-tier in Warzone Season 6

Warzone players are looking to send Verdansk off with a bang and there’s no better way to do that than with this forgotten MW Submachine Gun. 

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Utilizing this forgotten MW SMG is sure to bring back memories of Verdansk’s early days before players shift to Warzone Pacific: Caldera. 

With so much focus on which weapons are “meta”, some pretty powerful options are often overlooked. Call of Duty data expert TrueGameData recently discovered the resurgence of a forgotten MW Submachine Gun. 

The weapon in question is MW’s AUG. The data suggests that the AUG is still a force to be reckoned with. The AUG’s fire rate may not be as quick as other weapons in its class, even so, it is certainly one of the hardest-hitting SMGs around. 

The AUG had a brief moment of moderate usage as a weapon in Warzone until it disappeared altogether. With the TrueGameData loadout below the weapon can make a triumphant return. 

If you’re looking to give the AUG a try you should know that it doesn’t feel like other Submachine Guns. The AUG is much less mobile and quick to fire than other MW Submachine Guns. This might throw you off for a match or two but once you get the hang of the AUG, you’ll be shredding in no time.

The loadout focuses on utilizing the AUG’s already amazing base damage capability. Accuracy, range, and damage may not be the first thing that comes to mind when using an SMG, but the AUG certainly brings these qualities to the table. 

TrueGameData MW AUG Warzone loadout 

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Solozero Optics Mini Reflex
  • Magazine: 5.56 NATO 30-Round Mags
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

The 5.56 NATO 30-Round Mags might seem like a strange choice for a Warzone Submachine Gun. However, the Sleight of Hand perk will compensate for the below-average mag size. 

This AUG can be utilized up close with a fantastic TTK or it could be used at greater distances. Thanks to the Solozero Optics Mini Reflex and Monolithic Suppressor, accuracy and damage range won’t suffer at medium range.

Of course, the Tac Laser is a Warzone staple as it boosts ADS speed and increases aiming stability. 

Given that the AUG could perform well at medium range, this loadout is best complemented by a long-range rifle. In the video, TrueGameData opts for the Swiss K31. Use the AUG as sniper support and you’ll devastate Verdansk. 


If you enjoyed this Warzone loadout, check out more loadouts that can dominate enemy players. 

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / TrueGameData

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Warzone Pacific Caldera map introduces fascinating new use for Molotovs

Warzone Pacific’s map Caldera is almost here. The latest promotional video may have even hinted at a new use for Molotov Cocktails.

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A new promotional video for Warzone Pacific Season 1 has revealed an interesting Molotov strategy that gives the equipment a new use.

Warzone and Vanguard’s first season is almost here, with players continuing to participate in the Secrets of the Pacific event on Verdansk.

The new update will be bringing many changes to Warzone. Although some are concerned about the Loadout Drop changes, many are excited for Warzone Pacific. As well as Gas Mask buffs, it seems the Molotov equipment will be getting a new use.

There’s been a lot of promotion for Warzone Pacific, with the official launch coming on December 8 for those with early access.

Players are excited to get to grips with the brand new map, Caldera, which is sure to have loads for players to discover.

We’ve had information on all the POIs that players will see, but a new promotion video posted by charlieINTEL on Twitter showed a “postcard from Caldera,” which may have hinted at a new use for the Molotov equipment.

Molotovs on Warzone Pacific Caldera map

Molotovs have always been pretty great. Players will often use them to get enemies out of corners or even finish off downed players. They set the floor ablaze which acts as a trap for some time so that players can block paths as well.

Despite all these utilizations, Caldera may be bringing a brand new use for them. In the postcard, some information is detailed about an unknown person arriving on Caldera. They say that they have “discovered a fun trick with Molotovs: throw ’em into water and they become smoke grenades! Highly recommend”

This can’t be confirmed until the map is out, but it would make sense considering the developers have intentionally decided to include it within a promotional video for the new map.

Further, the fact that the unknown character on Caldera is highly recommending that players try this makes it even more likely.

We’re unsure how strong this strategy will be, but it’s interesting that Caldera will be offering new gameplay mechanics like this. Could there be more hidden features for players to find upon release?

For more on Warzone, check out FaZe Swagg’s AN-94 loadout.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games

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